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  • Feb 26th, 2015 @ 1:36pm

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    A search for this film shows 120 download links in various quality from just one popular linking site. I think the horse has not only left the barn but is embarking on a world wide tour. But let's make sure we now lock that barn door now.

  • Feb 23rd, 2015 @ 7:01am

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    After this Google should just wipe their ass with Total Wipes DMCA notices. Really? I'm infringing when I update my Java?

  • Feb 11th, 2015 @ 7:56am

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    I just looked at her IMDB page and she is a fairly attractive woman. I do wonder how recent most of those photos are. This lawsuit has damaged any future career she may have had far more than her true age being known. Now when she auditions the casting crew are going to be thinking "hey, isn't this the crazy bitch that sued IMDB for a million dollars?"

    I tried an internet dating site and I realized when I met this one woman that the photos she sent me had to have been at least 10 years ago. Could she face CFAA charges now?

  • Feb 10th, 2015 @ 10:56pm

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    It's true that she may no longer land a role as a sexy college coed, but just about everything I watch has actors her age and older. If you are any good you will still get work. Shaving a couple years off your age is not going to make any difference. If she looks right for a part and does well in the screening that is all that matters.

  • Jan 29th, 2015 @ 1:55pm

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    Not exactly a scene from the show Cops where it takes 4 officers to handcuff some coked out idiot who is punching, kicking and spitting all while repeatedly screaming "I'm not resisting arrest!"

  • Jan 27th, 2015 @ 8:46am

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    Same thing was true for years ago for DVD recorders. On C-band satellite the premuim channels and even some basics began blocking recording for all the newer DVD burners. When I tried to replace my older machine I found out used ones of that model were going for much more than I paid new. I solved the problem by using the old one as a tuner connecting the video output to a newer recorder.

  • Jan 20th, 2015 @ 12:08pm

    WOW! only life + 50?

    Great news! That means my GREAT grandchildren will only be in their 30's instead of 50's when much the music I listened to as a teenager will be public domain.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 @ 11:25pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: TracPhone

    Even before I retired most months I used my cell so little that a TracPhone might have still been cheaper. I have known a lot people that are on their phone constantly. My ex does not have have good enough credit to get a contract. The guy she married after me spent her into bankruptcy before he died. (No, she didn't kill him but she should have! LOL) She told me that her prepaid was costing her way more than if she could have gotten a regular phone. The service time is cheap. If you need a lot minutes that's where they get you.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 @ 8:48am

    Re: Re: Re: TracPhone

    Very true. I don't think anyone but TracPhone has a plan for only 120 minutes per year that they double. Since I use it so little I am actually just buying time and not minutes. At about one tenth the cost of the cheapest AT&T plan of 400 minutes a month it is a bargain. I think I used about 20 minutes all last year and most of that was to call a tow truck when I slid into a ditch during a snowstorm. I pay for the convenience of it being there if I need it. For those who need it more than me you never lose any time you have paid for.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 @ 5:03am

    Re: Re: TracPhone

    My area may be the exception but I seem to remember when I went to Best Buy to change my plan there was 3 or 4 other choices besides TracPhone. They were the only one that had no contract needed.

  • Jan 9th, 2015 @ 4:54am

    Re: Re: TracPhone

    I accumulate so many minutes because since I retired I sometimes go months at a time without using my phone. I only have a cell now so I won't be stranded if my car breaks down or I am in an accident. Or maybe to call somewhere I am going to let them know I am running late or need directions. I drive less than a thousand miles a year. The MINIMUM plan AT&T offered was 400 minutes a month and I probably wouldn't use that much in the next 20 years. That was costing almost $60 a month. With TracPhone I can buy as little as 120 minutes a YEAR which they double.

  • Jan 8th, 2015 @ 10:45pm

    TracPhone

    When I retired I had no real use for a cell phone except for emergencies. I dumped AT&T and bought a TracPhone. The phone cost me $20 and there is no contract time. This included double minutes for as long as I have it. I pay for a year what AT&T's minimum plan cost for less than 2 months. Texting is included. ALL minutes are rolled over with no limit. I buy maximum time with the fewest minutes and right now I could talk 24/7 for 2 weeks with what I have accumulated. Why anyone would use anyone else I do not know.

  • Jan 8th, 2015 @ 8:32pm

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    Just because no one has the balls to enforce to enforce it does not remove penalty of perjury from the claim they make. So many politicians are bought and paid for by the MPAA & RIAA that they can lie with impunity. I sign my tax return under the same conditions and if I have falsified anything you can damn sure bet they would prosecute me if they caught me.

  • Jan 7th, 2015 @ 11:51pm

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    Don't DMCA takedown notices require that the party submitting them is under penalty of perjury? If I were to take the stand in any court and be caught lying I would be facing prison time. It's time we lock some people up and others would start being more careful about the accuracy of what they file. Keyword searches without any accuracy checks should be illegal.

    I remember reading about an artist that received a notice that she had to remove one of her works from her web site. After much time and red tape it was discovered that the reason was that she had simply titled the painting as the date she completed it. Because some movie had been released om that date some ridiculous automated search kicked it out.

  • Jan 5th, 2015 @ 5:20pm

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    I'm no conspiracy theorist but one thing I'm pretty sure of is that they lied to us about the Kennedy assignation. Not saying I think they were involved but I haven't really fully believed anything our government has said since. I don't think North Korea pulled the Sony hack but either they are too stupid to figure this out or they just found blaming them was convenient propaganda. Horses, not zebras: disgruntled Sony employee.

  • Jan 5th, 2015 @ 9:09am

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    The government is always looking for reason to take action against naughty countries. Easy to make them the bad guys. Bush was looking for an excuse to finish his daddy's war. Since we couldn't link Iraq directly to the 9/11 attacks they made up the weapons of mass destruction bullshit with very little evidence. Too bad a lot of good men had to die for their lies. We probably lost our chance to get Osama bin Laden while he was still in Afghanistan. A few more phony excuses and we will be invading north Korea.

  • Jan 1st, 2015 @ 12:36pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: What's wrong with Cox?

    I suppose as with any big company quality of service can depend on location. Speeds could vary depending on location and distance from the source. Could even have something to do with the previous infrastructure and management when Cox bought out Cablevision here. All I know is my speed is more than sufficient for HD streaming and customer service has always been pretty good for me. Outages are rare and they fix them pretty fast. The only speed problems I have ever had turned out to be because of a coax I put in myself. I'm sure that if some real competition like Google fiber came here they would be forced to up their game but considering the only other choice here is that shitty AT&T, I think they are doing alright. I had them years ago and trust me, they are so bad that you can't even consider them competition. When I used to call their customer service I could spend an hour on hold and shuffled from one rep to another only to be finally told I would have to hang up and call a different number.

  • Dec 31st, 2014 @ 7:31pm

    Re: Re: What's wrong with Cox?

    I don't know a lot about the technical aspects of it but my son does. He says that the speed is what it is supposed to be. When I went to the unlimited plan I had to go to a slower speed but it is still faster that my wireless so I notice no difference. I suppose they do that so one person can't share one account with an entire apartment building.

    Cox mail does not have IMAP but who needs it? Gmail is free. I can see my spam folder and it is not often that they put something in it that doesn't belong there.

    When I call customer service they give the option to speak or push keys and you can skip through the menu as soon as you hear the choice you want. If you already know the options you can get where you want in just a few seconds. I can't say I have ever had a representative who wasn't courteous and helpful. If they do not know they answer to your question they will connect you to someone who does.

    My new plan did not include TV but I didn't care because I rarely used it. They did forget to turn it off but I'm not being charged for it. They haven't announced any plans to end analog but I suppose eventually all providers probably will. Analog looks lousy on an HD TV anyway.

    No company is perfect but from everything I have read about other providers it looks like Cox is better than most.

  • Dec 31st, 2014 @ 1:19pm

    What's wrong with Cox?

    I don't know why Cox was rated as low as it is. I have had them for years and have been pretty happy with them. Sure, like any business with limited competition the price is too high but as far as service goes I have no problem. They nearly always can come out by the next day and if they don't show up when they promise I get a discount on the next bill. When there is an area outage it is rarely more than a couple hours until I'm back up. In the last year that has only happened maybe 2 or 3 times. I get the speeds that I am supposed to. When I had my unlimited plan installed it was not only free but they gave me (not a lease) a new modem and rerouted my phone line at no charge. A couple times when I was a few days late I called and got the fee waived. My payment is locked in for 3 years on the plan I am on. I'm always reading horror stories about other providers but I guess I have been lucky that Cox hasn't pulled that kind of crap.

  • Dec 23rd, 2014 @ 8:15am

    Sony: Let's chase down all the horses after we left the barn door open!

    Sony is just flailing wildly trying to stop all the information about their embarrassing and even illegal behavior. Even if they could force Twitter and a few others to remove posts they are still facing an impossible battle. Are there still people who actually believe that once something newsworthy is on the internet it is not permanent? Apparently a company so clueless that they put all the passwords on a folder called passwords are. It's like the idiots that try to use the "right to be forgotten" and find that little known information about them goes viral.

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